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A key feature of an adaptive decision making mechanism is its ability to guide behavior even in new situations. In this issue of Neuron, Kumaran et al. report that conceptual representations, which allow generalization from one situation to another through their shared features, can guide decisions even when new problems are encountered via the hippocampus.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.neuron.2009.09.014

Type

Journal

Neuron

Publication Date

24/09/2009

Volume

63

Pages

721 - 723

Keywords

Adaptation, Psychological, Concept Formation, Decision Making, Generalization (Psychology), Hippocampus, Humans